Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Albert Gallatin, 3 November 1803

To Albert Gallatin

Thursday morn. Nov. 3. 03.

Th: Jefferson asks the favor of mr Gallatin, on his arrival at his office, to call & accompany him to the Secretary of State’s office, where a matter of moment & urgency is to be considered.

RC (NHi: Gallatin Papers); addressed: “Mr. Gallatin.” Not recorded in SJL.

matter of moment & urgency: on this day the State Department learned that on 17 Aug. a Moroccan cruiser had captured the brig Celia, a U.S. merchant vessel (see TJ to the Senate and the House of Representatives, 4 Nov.).

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